Diabetes NSW & ACT marks 80th anniversary

Wednesday, 25 July 2018

From humble beginnings, Diabetes NSW & ACT has grown to become Australia’s oldest and largest member based diabetes charity. This year we are proud to mark 80 years of supporting people living with or at risk of diabetes, their families and carers across NSW and the ACT.

The Diabetic Association of Australia (as we were first known) was founded in 1938 by Sir Kempson Maddox. The aim was to provide benefit and service and be a powerful voice for those living with diabetes. We have remained true to this vision and today continue to provide educational programs, advocacy services and fund vital research into better treatments so those in the diabetes community can live their best lives. In 2018 we have over 47,000 members who are at the core of everything we do.

Diabetes NSW & ACT continues to remember Sir Kempson Maddox through our annual Sir Kempson Maddox Award that is presented to a person who has made a significant contribution to the diabetes movement and helping to improve the lives of people living with diabetes.

On our 80th birthday we would like to thank all our members, donors and supporters – without you we would not be able to do the work we do today.


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